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DAVID CHEVAN: the face of the bass

Colin McEnroe Show podcast

 

Last August Warren Byrd, my long-time music partner and Afro-Semitic Experience co-founder and I participated in the recording of a special live Colin McEnroe show about musicians making spirituality into art. That two-hour event was pared down to a little less than an hour and aired on Colin’s WNPR show.

 

The show was taped at the Copper Beech Institute Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Warren and I were joined by three other Connecticut musicians whose art is informed by their spiritual lives, Tina Colon, Arunan Arulampalam, and Noah Baerman.

 

Interested? The show is now a podcast that you can listen to. Here’s the link:

http://wnpr.org/post/spirit-music

Previous events

Jul17

Letters from the Affair workshop performance

Best Video, 1843 Whitney Avenue, Hamden

A workshop performance of Letters from the Affair, my multi-media music theater piece about the limits of friendship in the time of the Dreyfus Affair. With Cantor Malachi Kanfer Alvin Carter, Jr. Will Bartlett Jocelyn Pleasant Adam Matlock David Chevan

Jul7

Bassology @ the Elm City Market Jazz Brunch

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Elm City Market , 777 Chapel Street, New Haven

Bassology swings into the Elm City Market for the jazz brunch. Please join us for some swinging standards and smoky blues. Beat the July heat with the cool sounds and great brunch food. Musicians and singers are welcome to sit in with us after the first set.

Jun29

Bassology @ Veracious Brewery

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Veracious Brewery, 246 Main Street, Monroe

Bassology comes back for an evening of swing at Veracious Brewery in Monroe. Some of the best beer and one of the most welcome spaces for sitting and enjoying a pint. A lot like a British pub, but in Monroe!!

Jun21

Bassology at Smokin' with Chris

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Smokin' with Chris, 59 West Center Street, Southington

Best BBQ in CT and swinging grooves with Bassology makes for a winning combination. Swing in the summer (it's solstice tonight!!) with Bassology David Chevan bass Chris Casey keyboards Jocelyn Pleasant drums Danielle Valentin vocals

Jun21

The Nu Haven Kapelye @ the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Elm Street Stage on The New Haven Geen, 250 Temple Street, New Haven

As part of Make Music New Haven, the Nu Haven Kapelye will be featured performing on the New Haven Green from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. My recommendation if you come to support us and hear us play is that you bring an umbrella as that part of the green has no trees and the sun can be pretty unbearable, also if it rains you will have an umbrella and still get to hear us!

Jun17

The Afro-Semitic Experience @ Black Eyed Sally's

Black Eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum Street, Hartford

The Afro-Semitic Experience makes a rare Hartford club appearance at the Monday night jazz series at Black Eyed Sally's. Come hear our mix of grooves and sounds. Plus there's a jam session for the second set. All are welcome to sit in!!

Jun16

Bassology @ the Elm City Market Jazz Brunch

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Elm City Market , 777 Chapel Street, New Haven

Bassology celebrates Fathers Day at the Elm City Market with swinging sounds and smoky blues. Hope you can join me and my musical mates. Musicians and singers are welcome to sit in with us after the first set.

Jun6

The Afro-Semitic Experience @ The Barnstormers Theatre

The Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main Street, Tamworth

The Afro-Semitic Experience share our music in concert at the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth as a part of our artist-in-residency in the town. Celebrate Unity in the Community. Come be a part of the experience!!

May28

Two Shekel Swing

Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Two-Shekel Swing is a four-piece Klezmer and Gypsy jazz band that plays a unique blend of Yiddish swing with shtetl nostalgia. They’ll have you clapping, stomping and singing along to some of your own favourites, reimagined with spirit, flair and a little schtick. A group of talented, youthful klezmorim, Two Shekel Swing celebrates Yiddishkeit with a fresh energy that will thrill you! Two-Shekel Swing is led by Yoni Avi Battat (fiddle, vocals) who has performed Jewish music for wide-ranging audiences in Lisbon, Tel Aviv, New York and beyond. The group features Jesse Chevan (drums), Travis Pullman (guitar) and David Chevan (upright bass). www.yonibattat.com

May28

Two Shekel Swing

Bernard Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto

Two-Shekel Swing is a four-piece Klezmer and Gypsy jazz band that plays a unique blend of Yiddish swing with shtetl nostalgia. They’ll have you clapping, stomping and singing along to some of your own favourites, reimagined with spirit, flair and a little schtick. A group of talented, youthful klezmorim, Two Shekel Swing celebrates Yiddishkeit with a fresh energy that will thrill you! Two-Shekel Swing is led by Yoni Avi Battat (fiddle, vocals) who has performed Jewish music for wide-ranging audiences in Lisbon, Tel Aviv, New York and beyond. The group features Jesse Chevan (drums), Travis Pullman (guitar) and David Chevan (upright bass). www.yonibattat.com

May19

Bassology @ the Elm City Market Jazz Brunch

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Elm City Market , 777 Chapel Street, New Haven

Bassology swings in to the Elm City Market jazz brunch for a late morning of swinging standards and the blues. Come have a bite, shop for some food and enjoy the sounds.

Playing with The Afro-Semitic Experience at the URJ Biennial 2017